Jessica Winkler of Metal Arcade writes:
Though I’ve been playing League of Legends for about a year now, I got a late start in the ranked scene. Through a series of unfortunate events, I found myself at an abysmally low 1k ELO (the rating system for ranked games- The average player is seated somewhere around 1200-1300) after losing multiple hundreds of points over Dreamhack weekend.
I don’t pretend to be a pro League player, but I do consider myself as being good at the game. And so I began the painful crawl out of this supposed ELO Hell.